Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Royal Wedding street party invite

It's not long now until our favourite royal couple tie the knot and, all over Britain, people are organising street parties and barbecues. If you've got a bit of a royal 'do' planned, why not send out some of my patriotic invites?!

It was fun to make a Union Jack by masking and sponging. I used the Neighborhood wheel to stamp the houses, cut them out and arranged them on top of the 'flag' in a higgledy piggledy row.

The fabulous Party This Way arrow is from the stamp set of the same name. It's wonderfully graphic and made the perfect sentiment for the invitation.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Take an A5 piece of Whisper White card stock. Score and fold in half to make a card base.
  • Create the Union Jack background on the card front: Use post-it notes to mask off the central cross and sponge with Real Red ink. Now mask the triangles in each corner and sponge them in Night of Navy ink. Add the final line using a ruler and the thick end of a Real Red marker. TIP: Discard the post-its after one use as they smudge if you re-use. Ask me how I know...!
  • Ink up the Neighborhood wheel with Basic Grey ink and roll over Whisper White card stock. Cut the houses out and arrange in a lively row across the Union Jack.
  • Use Real Red and Night of Navy markers to colour the Party this Way arrow and stamp onto Whisper White card stock. Cut out with sharp paper snips and attach to the card front with dimensionals.

Stamps: Party This Way, Neighborhood Jumbo wheel
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White

I absolutely adore the Neighborhood wheel and this card is yet another reason to own it - it's brilliant for party invites! Let me know if you'd like me to order it for you - or anything else for that matter! It's easy to order from me and I can have your Stampin' Up supplies delivered directly to your door if you're not local to me. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 810593.

Have fun planning your royal wedding party! I'll be back tomorrow for Three Minute Thursday with a quick thank you card - so do come and join me if you can. Thank you for visiting me, and for your comments, and also for your support in following my blog - I truly appreciate it.


  1. Love it Vicky, such a fun invite. (By the way I AM on my 2nd pack of the Springtime Vintage - so go on get another!!)
    Margaret x

  2. This is great Vicky, love the sponged Union Jack must have taken you a while to mask each layer out. Most importantly it's the right way up so you won't get sent to the tower!!! lol
    Jenny x

  3. ooo... love the card..

    I am so excited abt the wedding.. I last saw Diana and Charles.. years ago :)

  4. OMG....I love this invitation. Fab,fab card !!!!

  5. Hi Vicky do you think of these ideas...Wow!!!!

  6. This is fab - are we all invited?! - Jacqueline xx

  7. This is wonderful! REd white and blue - it's not often we get to wave our flag with pride, and this is a great way to do it!

  8. I love it, Vicky... what a fun idea! Great job with the masking and you almost have me convinced that I need that wheel. :) I have tentative plans to join my neighbor and her teenage girls early in the morning of the big day. Very early... I think the wedding coverage begins at 4:00 in the morning here. (Yikes... better hit the sack early on Thursday night!)

  9. Great job on the Union Jack! It looks like it was a lot of effort, but so worth it! The wedding is going to be aired on BBC America here and I've already cleared my calendar!

  10. Wow! this is fab and done perfectly as always:) S.xx

  11. Goodness, I can't believe you sponged that Union Jack. It looks like designer paper! Way to go, Vicky!! This card is so much fun.

  12. Fabulous idea for a card. I can't begin to imagine how long it took to mask the Union Jack Its perfect!!! Love it.

    I wish I could be there; but I'll be up by 3am (again) with the remote in hand trying to find the best seat via the news feeds. :)



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